Description from Flora of China
Aphanochilus fruticosus (D. Don) Kudo var. ochroleuca (Dunn) Kudo; Elsholtzia lampradena H. Léveillé; E. ochroleuca Dunn var. parvifolia C. Y. Wu & S. C. Huang.
Shrubs erect 1-1.5 m tall. Branches cylindric, brownish, bark exfoliating; young branches dark brown, densely antrorse gray villous. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm; leaf blade ovate to ovate-elliptic, (1.5-)5-8 × (0.6-)2.5-4.3 cm, densely yellowish glandular, gray strigose, densely so on veins abaxially, base cuneate-decurrent, margin crenate except entire at base, apex acute, lateral veins 4-6-paired. Spikes terminal only, 5-10 cm, ca. 1 cm in diam. in flower; verticillasters short pedunculate, ± widely spaced at base; peduncle and rachis densely gray-yellow tomentose; bracts subulate-lanceolate. Pedicel 0.5-1.5 mm, densely gray-yellow tomentose. Calyx campanulate, ca. 1.2 × 1 mm, yellow-white tomentose outside and on teeth inside; teeth triangular-subulate, ca. 0.4 mm, subequal. Corolla yellowish white, ca. 3.2 mm, sparsely pilose, yellowish glandular outside, bearded annulate inside, tube ca. 2.2 mm, funnelform, throat to 1 mm wide; upper lip ca. 1 mm, apex emarginate; middle lobe of lower lip subcircular, ca. 1 mm, margin incised; lateral lobes semicircular. Immature nutlets oblong, ca. 1 mm, apex rounded, adaxially ribbed. Fl. Aug.
* Sunny hills, ravines, thickets; 1600-2600 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.